The Guardian Express is an independent newspaper. We lean neither left or right. Our primary goal is to provide a platform for all views/voices as long as they are intelligent, well thought out, fact-checked and properly formatted for a serious print newspaper. We feature a diverse team of professional writers and consultants representing most social backgrounds. We traffic in free speech, therefore we guard it as our most precious possession. Though we make every effort not to handcuff our staff of writers with rules that contradict our position on free speech, we do, however, have one important guideline that governs what we will and will not publish. If you are going to critique any individual, there has to be a counter point to that critique. I have no problem with critiques of systems or groups (no counter argument needed), however, I do not want this paper to be a personal vendetta again any individual. Remember, it’s not news if the affects one person or a few. News affects at the very least a community; so individual vendetta’s will find no resting place at The Guardian. On the other hand, I don’t want to cut off tasty, tactful, intelligent, and responsible free speech. Therefore, when we do have an intelligent argument that critiques an individual, it is not only necessary, it is mandatory that we publish a counter opinion. We believe that this practice will allows us to preserve our integrity and inclusive agenda, which seeks to provide and maintain a platform for all, regardless of their differences.